Design and create a future of your own.

Legacy Scholars targets historically underrepresented students who demonstrate a strong commitment to their education and are interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate opportunities within one year of graduating from UNI.  This two-year program is designed to help students discover their fullest potential beyond a four-year degree.  But even more, the program is designed to provide a brave space where dreams are created and future legacies are shaped.

Applications for the Fall 2023-Spring 2025 program will open Spring 2023.

Ideal candidates should be junior-standing at the start of the program with four semesters of undergraduate studies remaining.  Students must demonstrate strong academic potential and be from an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority group, and/or be eligible for federal Pell Grant, and/or be a first generation college student.

Legacy Scholars programming will address individual needs while providing a sense of community among peers, staff members and faculty.  Legacy Scholars should expect to:

  • attend monthly seminars throughout their junior and senior years
  • participate in one-on-one coaching sessions in between the monthly seminars
  • complete a Legacy Scholars Summer Experience between their junior and senior years
  • design and create graduate application materials with the guidance of campus professionals

There are several opportunities for funding to support experiences and expenses associated with graduate school preparation.

Questions?  Contact Honors & Scholars Program Coordinator, Kylie Knecht, at kylie.knecht@uni.edu

2021 Legacy Scholars

Jerrell Bates

Jerrell Bates

Yessenia Rodriguez

Yessenia Rodriguez